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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Pacific approach to deal with the dual burden of TB-diabetes

Many of the 22 countries that comprise the Pacific Islands region have very high rates of type-2 diabetes (upto 37% prevalence in adults) and high rates of TB as well (upto 343 cases per 100000). In fact 7 of the world’s top 10 countries with the highest prevalence of diabetes are in the Pacific Islands region: Tokelau, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Cook Island, Nauru, Micronesia and Kiribati. Similarly, some countries also have very high TB rates. It is no wonder then that the problem of TB-diabetes co-morbidity afflicts this region as well.

Dr Richard Brostrom
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Stabbed Maldives opposition lawyer to get treatment in Colombo

Maldives’ opposition aligned lawyer Mahfooz Saeed was to arrive in Sri Lanka last evening to receive further treatment for injuries sustained in the recent stabbing, his family has said, reported the Haveeru online.

Opposition MDP lawyer Mahfooz Saeed pictured after emergency surgery.
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The LTTE Nediyawan Faction to Continue the Fight: Launches a new Tamil TV channel 'Deepam'

The LTTE has launched a new Tamil Television channel Deepam targeting European, Sri Lankan and South India Tamils. The station is run by Nediyawan, the LTTE leader based in Norway, who coordinated LTTE activities overseas on behalf of the LTTE International Secretariat.

Perimpanayagan Sivaparam known widely as Nediyawan
The LTTE Nediyawan Faction to Continue the Fight: Launches a new Tamil TV channel 'Deepam'
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Japanese Lions Help Rural School in Sri Lanka

The Ryugasaki Kikyo Lions Club of Japan recently teamed up with the Lions Club of Biyagama North to help uplift the standard of the Kimbulgoda Maha Vidyalaya at Wathurugama in the Gampaha district.

The Ryugasaki Kikyo Lions Club of Japan recently teamed up with the Lions Club of Biyagama North to help uplift the standard of the Kimbulgoda Maha Vidyalaya at Wathurugama in the Gampaha district.
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US Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage meets Sri Lankan President

Former United States Deputy Secretary of State Mr. Richard L. Armitage (2001 to 2005 in the Bush administration) met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today.

US Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage meets Sri Lankan President
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